Paul is away Antigua skippering Spirit of Juno . Training starts on 18th Feb and the race starts on 23rd. You can follow us via satellite tracking http://caribbean600.rorc.org/blog/race-information/tracking/index.html
To ask about questions about courses etc please give Phil a call on 07803 176 977
This morning we had 2 places left now there’s just one for this 600NM classic in the Sun. Super Farr 65 Round the World Racing Yacht and superb hospitality, full package with training is 2 weeks but if work forces you it can be just a week off–details on racing page
. . . → Read More: Caribbean 600–last team place
We have just had a team member who has been forced to pull out by ‘domestic pressures’. This means we have one space available and I would prefer a female as it makes the cabin share arrangements easier when we aren’t actually racing. (When racing half the team are awake at any time so it’s . . . → Read More: Fastnet Place
As Xmas recedes enquiries for RYA courses have increased but the hot topic is the Round the Island Race. With Wild Spirit filling we chartered Whisper a, Lymington based, Jeanneau 42 and within a week 7 team places have gone. Just one left at 27/1/15.
The Fastnet was oversubscribed after just 24 minutes as opposed to the 12 hours it took in 2013. In 2013 I missed the initial entry as I was moving sheep in front of a Bush Fire in Australia. This led to a ‘Cat ate my Homework’ letter to the RORC and us being the first . . . → Read More: Fastnet record
Wild Spirit 2nd overall in Sydney Hobart. Well actually my mate Fletch, who was part of the Wild Spirit Round Ireland team in 2012 (and therefore could be described as a Wild Spirit) was on Chutzpah and just missed the winning place.
Helsal 3 with just a couple of Wild Spirits on board had a . . . → Read More: Sydney Hobart 2014
We are away in Oz now returning 9th January. The Sydney Hobart race starts on Boxing Day and you can follow us on Helsal 3 via http://www.rolexsydneyhobart.com/tracker/ E-mails will be answered every few days and there are spaces on the RYA courses running in February and March.
The Fastnet team is now full with 6 repeat Wild Spirits, one from our 2013 Sydney Hobart team plus 2 new to Wild Spirit.
Individual places will be available on most races and training weekends as someone always has to work, go to a wedding etc. Based on previous campaigns there is a 33% probability . . . → Read More: Fastnet team
I have just heard that Wild Spirit regular Graham Sheard has finally succumbed to the Myeloma he had fought for so long. He was at the core of our Fastnet team and a good all round sailor. A skilled navigator he was also able to transfer his knowledge of sail trim gained from racing dinghies . . . → Read More: Graham Sheard